This week has felt really heavy, with 9/11 occuring and me staring off into the abyss at work yesterday. It gets a little tiring being bitter about work and tragedy, so I think I will move on to bigger and bitter stuff. It’s Freakin Friday(the 13th) so I think I will be bitter about lighter things like bloopers, both mine and others. As a few of you may know, Amanda from WriteintheWrongWay and I (or is it me? Let me know, Grammar bitterpeople.) did a video for B.E.N. (Bitter Entertainment Network) and as you have come to expect of me, I screwed up. A lot. Amanda did too, so we decided to edit (by we, I mean she) those mistakes together and call them “Bitter Bloopers”. So we present to you above, the B.E.N.’s Bitter Blooper Blog Video. (By the way, eventually we will do another video so if other bloggers are interested in doing a segment, let me know in the comments.)
Below are a few lessons to learn on Friday:
After lunch on Friday, it is time to give up for the day: All your productivity for the week has been used up. Every effort you make after lunch, will only cause more work. Especially when you are on the West Coast. Everyone on the East Coast and the Central Coast has shut down. They are already on their couches or whatever other locations people end up on Friday night. do on a Friday night. West Coasters: After lunch, just put down your pencils, put your shoes back on and slowly and casually leave the building. No fanfare, or turning off our computers…just leave. And don’t come back until Monday. No one will miss you. Just leave the fish on the hook.. and walk away.
If you make a mistake, just give up. Just lay there, sit there or stare there and don’t do anything. Because by not doing anything, at least you aren’t making anymore mistakes.
When things are going well, don’t do too much. Sometimes on a Friday you get on a roll and you think you can do no wrong. Since you are doing things right, you decided to keep going. You decide to give up after this last one. You know what? Should have done just one less. Friday lesson: Know when to quit.
Avoid your boss at all costs. My favorite? About an hour before you go home, go to the bathroom, get a snack, then to your car. Take a nap. At 3:29 wake up, comb your bedhead, wipe the sleep out of your eyes, sneak to your desk, log out, have a good weekend. By all means, don’t sit at your desk, be productive and give you boss any ideas about asking you at 3:29 pm to start a project that will just take a “few minutes”.
A bitter Friday the 13th to all of you.
Bitter Friday Ben
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